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BS: Beer bottle and can collection

Bill D 23 Mar 18 - 11:02 AM
Senoufou 23 Mar 18 - 12:33 PM
Raggytash 23 Mar 18 - 12:54 PM
Bill D 23 Mar 18 - 04:16 PM
Raggytash 23 Mar 18 - 04:22 PM
Bill D 23 Mar 18 - 04:49 PM
Raggytash 23 Mar 18 - 05:16 PM
Stilly River Sage 23 Mar 18 - 05:50 PM
Leadfingers 23 Mar 18 - 05:54 PM
Bill D 23 Mar 18 - 08:26 PM
Joe Offer 23 Mar 18 - 10:01 PM
Rapparee 23 Mar 18 - 10:30 PM
frogprince 23 Mar 18 - 11:18 PM
Dave the Gnome 24 Mar 18 - 03:50 AM
JMB 24 Mar 18 - 07:51 AM
Bill D 24 Mar 18 - 10:09 AM
Rusty Dobro 25 Mar 18 - 12:52 PM
Mr Red 25 Mar 18 - 04:11 PM
Raggytash 27 Mar 18 - 03:08 PM
Mr Red 29 Mar 18 - 05:16 AM

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Subject: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 11:02 AM

It has come to this: To begin to fulfill my promise to my son that I will TRY to dispose of as much junk stuff as possible, before he has to when I am old(er), feeble and/or dead, I am sadly disposing of my 40 year collection of examples of malted beverage containers that I have saved. (Besides, I long ago ran out of shelf space for displaying them, and 3/4 of them were in boxes stacked in the corner.)

   HOWEVER, I have been photographing them and am 'almost' done. The recycling trucks will no doubt be pleased.
There are somewhere between 850-900, with about 20-25 yet to do.

Here is a link to my Google Drive page.... more to be added soon.

Bill's Beer Collection

The first 25 pics are a dozen at a time, taken with my older camera, which wasn't as good, and the lighting in the storage area required flash, which gave some streaks in places, but 'most' items are recognizable. Some beers were wonderful, some were tolerable, and some were.... other.

   There are some very nice items from the UK, brought to me by friends who came to the FSGW Getaway, and some from various parts of the world that I just happened to find locally. But 60-70% are just US beers... and for the last 20 of the 40 years, I have been totally unable to keep up with even trying to sample much of the wildly expanding craft beers people are producing.....

Comments welcome, as long as they aren't the old "US beers are dishwater" stuff... we now have almost any style that competes favorably with the best from all over the world. NO ONE can 'quite' match some of the Belgian Abbey Ales...but...)


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Senoufou
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 12:33 PM

That's rather a shame Bill to just dump them. Isn't there another collector who would be thrilled to have them?

I couldn't see Old Speckled Hen among your bottles.

Did you...er...drink the contents of all those? If so, blimey!


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Raggytash
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 12:54 PM

You sad bastard !!!




I collected Tankards and full whisky/whiskey bottles!!!!


And pub ashtrays !!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 04:16 PM

Yes, I personally emptied all of them... I knew a guy who collected anything...but he owned a shop to display them.
You do see a few things like an old Budweiser can there, but I have not tasted anything like that for over 20-25 years.

Raggytash... I ummm... have my tankards and whiskey bottles also, but far fewer... besides, I make wooden tankards and only have 8-9 other types. I suppose I have 6-7 partial bottles of single malt Scotch and 2 of Irish (Tullamore Dew) and have recently tossed several empties because there was just no space.

Nope... no Old Speckled Hen. Can't have everything... but I do have Spingo and Riggwelter Ale!... and one from New Zealand.


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Raggytash
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 04:22 PM

Hi Bill

I have at present about 80 bottles of Whisky/Whiskey of which 48 are single malts.

My good Lady has asked over the years "what the hell do you want all that whisky for"

My standard reply was that I was saving it all for my dotage, I've got there now and I still can't resist buying other bottles.

I may stop when I get to 50 single malts .......... I may !!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 04:49 PM

Stop? Naawwww... just put ME in your will.


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Raggytash
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 05:16 PM

Sorry Bill, I have a 30 year old son waiting for them

............................

however he doesn't drink a great deal....................


he may be in the market for selling some !!!


But if he ever turns out like his Dad I doubt it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 05:50 PM

My son used to drag home old metal street signs if they came down due to weather or accident, and he collected bottle caps. Thankfully he outgrew both by the time he went away to college.

Now he collects guitars.


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 05:54 PM

Raggy - Are they miniatures or full size ? I have over 200 miniatures not all whisky but various spirits and liquers. There is an interesting shop in Compton St (Soho) with a few miniature that are priced at more than I would normally pay for 70 cl of single malt !


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 08:26 PM

Leadfingers.. see PMs


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 10:01 PM

I confess that I bought a bottle of Budweiser so I could collect one of their "America" bottles. It had lyrics from the National Anthem and "This Land Is Your Land,' and stuff like that. But now I can't find the bottle, so what was the use of it all?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 10:30 PM

I'd love to get bottles from Atlas Praeger and and Dick Brothers, but alas! I fear that it is not to ever be as these were DAMNED local beers. And one from Ruff Brothers Brewery...bliss indeed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: frogprince
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 11:18 PM

A serious collector would put the collectable beer back in the bottles when he was done with it...


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Mar 18 - 03:50 AM

I was in the pub gents yesterday and a man was stood pouring a bottle of Budweiser down the urinal.

"What are you doing?" I asked.

"Cutting out the middle man"

:D tG


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: JMB
Date: 24 Mar 18 - 07:51 AM

A recently passed friend of mine had a collection of various beer and liquor cans of bottles himself. I don't drink anymore, but I like the idea of having a collection of containers somewhere in the house.


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Mar 18 - 10:09 AM

I quite enjoyed having them for over 20 years... but then my workshop needed the shelf space and the bottles were crowded out. The only saving grace was the invention of digital cameras, so I could afford to photograph them before disposing of them. Slides or prints would have cost as much as the beer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 25 Mar 18 - 12:52 PM

In the 60's, the 'White Hart' near Hampton Court challenged drinkers to put a pin in a world map, in a country from which they couldn't produce a bottled beer. Surprisingly hard to do, but it was fun trying and failing.

Happy days (and late nights).


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Mr Red
Date: 25 Mar 18 - 04:11 PM

If you could be bothered I bet putting it on E-Bay would get a response. And pay for the packing. If the collection is that big "buyer collects" would sort the postage or if they buyer was keen the carriage would not be an issue for a keen collector. Collectors would buy just to get the ones they didn't have.

Now what would a collection of 4 leaf clovers be worth?

How many you ask?

If you are keen - get in touch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Raggytash
Date: 27 Mar 18 - 03:08 PM

Nearly all full bottles Terry, one or two half bottles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Beer bottle and can collection
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Mar 18 - 05:16 AM

Now!

The UK Gov (in the guise of Gove) is promising to introduce a bottle tax that will be re-funded when you return the empty bottles and cans. Other countries have it. They are worried about plastic waste in the ocean, but it would clean up our streets a bit. As kids we picked up littered bottles & took back the "empties" - making a bit of pocket money.
Would this be an easy (and lucrative) way to dispose?

Remember deposits on bottles? There is nothing new on this earth! It just gets re-package like (eg) home grocery deliveries and trams (street cars)!


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